Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 4, 2008
Funeral services for Marian I. Odson of Albert Lea will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church of Albert Lea. The Rev. Lyndy West will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery.
Marian died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea. She was 84 years of age.
Marian was born March 30, 1924, in Rake, Iowa, the daughter of Lars and Marit (Ranes) Honstad. She graduated from high school in Rake Iowa. Marian was united in marriage to Kenneth A. Odson and together they made their home in Albert Lea since 1968.
Marian had been employed for a short time at Land O’Lakes. She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren for many years.
Marian was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church and was active in the Sharing and Caring. She loved making lutefisk and lefse, playing cards, traveling to Texas and northern Minnesota mostly her trip to Norway in the 1980s. Spending time with family was a very important part of her life.
Marian is survived by her children: Jeannie and Lyle Boyer of Albert Lea, Duane Odson of Albert Lea, Carolyn and Arlen Kjarland of Stewartville, Linda and Jim Radke of Manchester and Connie and Larry Rygh of Albert Lea; son-in-law Jerry Nelson of Albert Lea; sisters: Mable Johnson of Albert Lea, Lydia Hellekson of Lake Crystal and Gertrude Murra of Buffalo Center, Iowa; one sister-in-law, Rosie Honstad of Wells; grandchildren: Michelle (Paul) Keefe, Mary Boyer and special friend Devon Christianson, Carrie (Pedro) Olvera, Wayne Stinehart, Michael (Agnes) Stinehart, Julie Stinehart, Jason Kjarland, Kelly Kjarland, Samantha Kjarland, Laura Kjarland, Gerald Shaffer, Walter Shaffer, Cory Shaffer, Derek Rygh, April Rygh and Christopher Rygh; great- grandchildren: Mason, Taya, Myah and Thea Keefe, Isaac and Noah Olvera, Kenny, Marrisa, Mykayla, Summer, Dominic, Jeannie, Abby and Kimberly Stinehart and Karrah Rygh.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Judy Nelson; sisters: Rhoda Thompson and Luella Peter; brothers: Sam and Otis Honstad; brothers-in-law: Eldon Peter, Ray Evans, Lloyd Thompson, Bill Murra, Harlan Hellekson and Reiner Johnson.
Blessed be her memory.